THE MORTAR BUNKER
The mortar bunker battery, aka “The Bunker”
The mortar bunker battery, aka “The Bunker”, was built for coastal defenses in 1898, the Bunker later became a state Civil Defense installation during the Cold War.
Existing trails are a feature of today’s Ft. DuPont State Park, winding along the riverfront and past old artillery emplacements. New trails will be created that will enhance outdoor recreation and connect the districts to wildlife areas, the Branch Canal Trail, and to the Castle Trail along the C&D Canal.